We assist students in transition from high school in seeking employment and maintaining integrated employment in competitive community settings. This includes providing individually tailored and preference-based job development, training, and support to recognize each person’s employability and potential contributions to the labor market. Headwaters is also a contracted vendor with the Wisconsin Division of Vocational Rehabilitation to provide a variety of services. Employment and training services include:

  • Student Work Based Learning and Placement
    • Job Development and Placement is the process of assisting individuals in finding a community-based job that matches their skills and interests. Activities included in this process may include: - Assessments to determine job readiness, job interests, and job skills. - Assistance with resume development. - Contacting employers regarding potential jobs. - Interview preparation and support. - Initial on-the-job training support when hired.
  • Job Coaching
    • This service includes supporting individuals at their place of work to be successful at their job, and to become increasingly independent in their job duties and integrated into their work setting.
  • Skills to Pay the Bills
    • "Skills to Pay the Bills: Mastering Soft Skills for Workplace Success," is focused on teaching "soft" or workforce readiness skills to anyone with barriers to employment. The basic structure of the program is comprised of modular, hands-on, engaging activities that focus on six key skill areas: communication, enthusiasm and attitude, teamwork, networking, problem solving and critical thinking, and professionalism.

Other Transition Services include:

Jump! Start

  • An innovative approach to inclusive post-secondary education for transition students or lifelong learners. This includes academic, occupational, and special interest courses. Jump! Start is a partnership between Headwaters, Nicolet College, area school districts, and long-term care funding agencies.

Summer FOCUS Transition Services

  • In FOCUS, students are able to learn the essential skills to be able to live more independently, and to be successful employees in the community.  Through this course, students will learn about:
    • Self- Advocacy and Self-Determination
    • Leadership and Character Development
    • Employment Skills and Social Skills
    • Independent Living Skills and Finances

Headwaters, Inc. operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, sex, age, religion, income status or limited English proficiency (LEP) in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and related nondiscrimination authorities. Any person who believes they’ve been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice may file a complaint with Headwaters, Inc.

For more information on Headwaters, Inc’s civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, call 715-369-1337 or email [email protected]